Category: mood

Weekly Wrap-Up August 29, 2016

Mood Odd week for me. I was in just a meh state at the beginning of the week, but by the end I nearly had an anxiety attack. I received a letter from Medi-Cal saying my benefits were ending on August 31 (3 days from now) because I didn’t send in the paperwork they needed […]

Weekly Wrap-Up August 08, 2016

Mood My winning streak of staying balanced is over, but I didn’t completely crash and burn either…at least not for long. On Wednesday I started feeling depressed. I tried to come up with a reason why this was happening, but couldn’t come up with anything situational. When I experienced disassociation that afternoon, I knew this […]

Weekly Wrap-Up August 1, 2016

Mood I had a wonderful week again. I could be wrong, but I think it’s been two months now that I’ve had no manic or depressive incidents. I had an appointment with my pdoc on Friday and he was excited that I’ve been doing so well. However, when I told him that there was a […]

Weekly Wrap-Up June 20, 2016

\ Mood Nothing changed from last week and that’s a good thing. I’m thrilled I’d been in good spirits the past couple of weeks. I don’t know how long it will last and I don’t give a damn – I’m savoring every second of it. Not much more to tell. I think it’s easier to […]

Serenity and Exercise

Exercise is good for us and helps with depression, anxiety and a host of other ailments. Yeah, yeah. We’ve heard it all before. So what’s new? What’s new is a recent study, reported by the New York Times, that shows that where you exercise may be as important as when you exercise. Many, many moons […]

Keep the Sunny Side Up on Facebook

Do you avoid negative people because they bring you down? If so, you may want to avoid negative attitudes on Facebook as well. A recent study by the University of California, San Diego, found feelings shared on Facebook have a significant impact on online friends, regardless of whether those feelings are positive or negative. The […]

Bipolar Disorder and Caffeine’s Effects

According to the National Institute of Mental Health 90% of Americans use caffeine daily, including, of course, those suffering from mood disorders such as depression and bipolar. Considering the amount of coffee, tea, sodas, sports drinks, ice cream and chocolate that is consumed, the percentage should be no surprise. And, yes, you read correctly, there […]

Deep Thoughts

I hate platitudes. You know, the things people say that are supposed to make you feel better like “When one door closes, another one opens.” Or “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” They seem well-meaning, but their real purpose is to give someone something to say when they have no clue as to what […]

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Last week I mentioned that due to a series of panic attacks I did not get an essay turned in, so I did the math and determined that the best final grade I was capable of was a “C”.  I discussed this with my professor and he encouraged me to drop the class and take it […]

Luscious Jackson – “Mood Swing”

A good friend of mine says she heard this and thought of me, so she posted this on my Facebook page.  Now I have to choose this song as my personal theme song, or keep “Unwell” by Matchbox 20 as my theme song.  Think, think, think…     “Mood Swing” you come and get me […]

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